- Seismic Response Modification Coefficient
Factor that reduces seismic load effects to strength level.
- Sideway Buckling
Limit state of lateral buckling of the tension flange, opposite the location of a concentrated compression force.
- Simple Lip
Single plate elements used to stiffen a compression flange.
- Site Class Definition
A classification assigned to a location based on the types of soils present.
Condition reached in the loading of a structural component, frame or structure in which a slight disturbance in the loads or geometry, does not produce large displacements.
Resistance to deformation of a member or structure, measured by the ratio of the applied force (or moment) to the corresponding displacement (or rotation).
- Stored load
A maximum load of pallets and products stored on racks.
Force per unit area caused by axial force, moment, shear or torsion.
- Structural System
An assembly of load-carrying components that are joined together to provide interaction or interdependence.
- Stub Column Test
Concentric compression testing of members, not affected by column buckling, used to determine the column effectiveness.
- Torsional Buckling
Buckling mode in which a compression member twists about its shear center axis.
- Torsional-Flexural Buckling
Buckling mode in which compression members bend and twist simultaneously without change in cross section shape.